Originally Posted by USMCRET
How big of a job is it to lower the genset?
Good question because I anticipated it was going to be difficult but turned out to be very manageable.
This is how I did it and will do it next time:
Disconnect everything from the gen such as fuel and wiring connections. With full (normal) airbags and stabilizer rams in the stowed position (retracted), I stacked wood blocks up to the bottom of the levelor rams. I positioned a floor jack AND a furniture dolly (4 wheels, wooden frame) below the generator. Raise the floor jack to contact the center of the generator mass. (Place a piece of plywood between the jack and gen to distribte the weight),
With 1 or 2 helpers, unbolt the 4 bolts which attach the generator to the MH frame. Lower the floorjack and rest the rear of the gen on the furnture dolly.
Now raise the front of the MH with the 2 front leveler rams until there's clearance to roll the gen out on the wheels of tbe floor nack and furniture dolly.
Reverse this process to install the gen. I am not afraid to do it again and service the belt and hoses every 1000 hours.
There's a very accessable water pump but I took it off and the bearing was smooth so I didnt change it. $182 from cummings is stupid. The pump has metal fins, not plastic so the fins are not a concern.
For those "men" who are about to add a reply that this is risky, dangerous, crazy, not adviseable, or against your mother's advice, ignore this and go read a post on how to change a lightbulb and pay a shop to do this simple job for you. You might break a fingernail!